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Hi, Newbie alert.

I've got a Celica and are looking to move on, i like the IS300 but heard it was an old generation.

When i the next gen IS 300 due out?

What rumours have been floating around about it?

Anyone got any pics?
 

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Rumors are quoted all over the board. Hit the search function.

Besides, the one bad rumor most of all is that Toyota is ditching the 2jz for a V6. So if you are into tuning, get the I6. Also there is no second generation yet.

EDIT: if you are in NZ, you don't get the I-6, or do you?
 

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rllis300 said:
EDIT: if you are in NZ, you don't get the I-6, or do you?
i haven't heard of an I6, what is it?

We have pretty liberal import laws so get a lot of JDM cars as grey market imports, so if it was available in Japan i could source one.
 

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No one knows with 100% certainty (and the folks at Toyota/Lexus that DO know certainly aren't saying), but what I've heard is that the 2nd-generation IS will most likely be a 2005 model to go on sale in North America around August/September of 2004. Whether New Zealand gets it before, after or at the same time as North America is anybody's guess.

As to rumo(u)rs, there may be coupe and convertible body styles as well as the sedan and SportCross/wagon. Engine will more than likely be the 3.3 liter V6 currently used in the Lexus RX330 and North America's Toyota Sienna minivan/people mover.
 

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I6 or I-6 = Inline 6 cylinder
 

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Here's the latest on the 04 IS300:
3 new colors - Bluestone Metallic replacing Solar Yellow
Indigo Ink replacing Intensa Blue Pearl
Savannah replacing Cibola Gold
Driver's memory seat
Smoked gray headlamps
Auto lock doors when the car is in gear
Optional 11 spoke wheels
Dash tray when no Navigation
Oil change reminder light
Thats all I know for now folks.
Happy shopping :eek:
 

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Lexus_girl said:
Here's the latest on the 04 IS300:
3 new colors - Bluestone Metallic replacing Solar Yellow
Indigo Ink replacing Intensa Blue Pearl
Savannah replacing Cibola Gold
Driver's memory seat
Smoked gray headlamps
Auto lock doors when the car is in gear
Optional 11 spoke wheels
Dash tray when no Navigation
Oil change reminder light
Thats all I know for now folks.
Happy shopping :eek:
what color is bluestone metallic look like? I'm glad my car doesn't have an oil change reminder light. If you are that dumb that you need a light to tell you when to change your oil, you shouldn't be driving the car. Driver's memory seat would be nice, but since i'm the only one that drives my car, it isn't that big a deal for me.
 

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Lexus_girl said:
Here's the latest on the 04 IS300:
3 new colors - Bluestone Metallic replacing Solar Yellow
Indigo Ink replacing Intensa Blue Pearl
Savannah replacing Cibola Gold
Driver's memory seat
Smoked gray headlamps
Auto lock doors when the car is in gear
Optional 11 spoke wheels
Dash tray when no Navigation
Oil change reminder light
Thats all I know for now folks.
Happy shopping :eek:
Damn! Maybe ill trade my 03 for an 04, as long as it still the 2jz...and if I like the new colors
 

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If my car still has a dash squeak when it comes back from the shop I'll be doing without a car for a few months an getting 2005 when they come out. The office is moving back downtown very soon and I can ride the bus while I gather together another down payment.
 

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lexluger180 said:
what's Savannah?
Savannah Metallic is a shade of beige/champagne/gold currently available only in the 2004 Lexus RX330.
 

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